Fancy a few extra helpings from the TARDIS this autumn? The BBC has announced a brand new iPlayer-exclusive series, Doctor Who Extra, to accompany the BBC1 show.

Doctor Who Extra will take fans behind the scenes to see how Peter Capaldi prepared for his role as the new Doctor, but producers have promised the programme will be ‘more than a ‘making of’ show’.

The BBC said: “Over the course of 12 programmes we trace the highs and lows of Doctor Who’s most ambitious run of episodes yet, getting the inside take on series 8 from the people who made it…

“Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra, but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series.”

As well as Capaldi himself, the BBC promised that the programme would have unparalleled access to this serie’s stars, including Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson (series regular Danny Pink) plus guests Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller, Foxes and many more. Writers, including Steven Moffat, and directors will also contribute, and talk about the on and off-screen drama which goes into making the series.

Doctor Who returns to BBC1 on Saturday, August 23. Each 10-minute Doctor Who Extra episode will be available after that week’s Doctor Who episode on BBC One.